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slack off

1. To reduce or decrease over time. Most of the businesses on the island close up for the year once the summer business starts to slack off toward the end of August. The winds began slacking off as the hurricane shifted course out to sea.
2. To be or become lazy; to procrastinate or avoid work or one's duty. If you keep slacking off, we'll be forced to give you a formal warning. I should have been working on my essay, but I decided to slack off for the weekend with my friends.
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slack off

 
1. to taper off; to reduce gradually. Business tends to slack off during the winter months. The storms begin to slack off in April.
2. [for someone] to become lazy or inefficient. Near the end of the school year, Sally began to slack off, and her grades showed it. John got fired for slacking off during the busy season.
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slack off

Decrease in activity or intensity, as in If business ever slacks off we can go on vacation, or When the project fell behind schedule again, she thought we were slacking off. [Second half of 1800s]
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slack off

v.
1. To decrease in activity or intensity: Tourism on Cape Cod usually slacks off around September.
2. To evade work; shirk: High school seniors tend to slack off once they get accepted to college.
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He said the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) will be tasked with enforcing this KPI to ensure airport operators are fined accordingly if they are caught slacking off.
And even though she's finally set to pack away the books next June and graduate she insists it won't mean slacking off.
We're not slacking off at all and we're looking forward to a hard game."
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The former employee said that Yahoo's large remote workforce led to 'people slacking off like crazy, not being available, spending a lot of time on non-Yahoo projects.'
The survey team found signs of caregivers slacking off on helping children take care of their teeth.
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Mazen Mneimneh took on the mantle in the second quarter as Champville held a 14 point lead before again slacking off to finish the half at 45-38.
"Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing A Business and a Family Under One Roof" is a guide to working at home, and how to make sure one gets work done instead of slacking off. Schedules, expenses, and the future are all things that still must be considered; "Making Work at Home Work" is a solid and necessary manual for the person who has merged home and workplace.
Fergie showed in his expert handling of Eric Cantona that there are many things he will tolerate but Berbatov - potentially the closest thing to Cantona the Premier League possesses - should be aware that disrespecting your team-mates by slacking off is not one of Fergie's forgivables.